The recent media footage of the devastation of innocent, young resides reignites the gun reform debate again, and what we as a community can do to stop another tragedy. The outpourings of grief and terror are becoming all too frequent in our society. What has gone wrong? Why is it that human beings have the need to share their anger and disappointment with their lives by resorting to such extreme violence?

Exactly why is it that the expert gun lobby and anti gun lobby have as much difficulty in coming together in a logical and thoughtful way to discuss this issue? It is highly emotive, and naturally enough, emotions run high. Gun owners believe it is their right to be able to have weapons for recreational reasons and to shield themselves, if and when the situation occurs. The remaining populace think that this will perhaps not be the case, because of the unknown factor of a person’s mental faculties, and the ease with which these dangerous weapons, at the hands of the wrong person, can inflict such damage and bloodshed. Somewhere, in the midst of all this, is another cross section of the community that are largely ambivalent.

In the event the United States of America was powerful in changing their Constitution, the probability of these dreadful violent acts would be diminished considerably. If freedom gun-owners had to register each weapon, have them safely stored within an appropriate gun cabinet, and so were just allowed for farmers and people who need them at the length of their occupation or are members of recognised sporting shooters clubs; society could be quite different. Everybody is accountable for their actions, and unfortunately, these types of atrocities happen when the man using their weapon does not feel any social responsibility, is unable to deal with their anger and frustration in a non-violent manner, or is mentally unstable.

The 2nd amendment merely permits the issuance of guns to adults, a few of those adults usually do not appear to handle the guns in the proper manner. Several of the youngsters involved in school shootings have already been reported to work with their parents’ guns to perpetrate the massacre. This, then, raises a significant question of just how careful are the parents in handling their guns? Why are children having access to these guns? The American gun culture is extremely unregulated, and until it is regulated, we have to expect more incidences like the Santa Fe shootings.

It goes without saying that they would not be voting for Obama, if extensive reduction of gun laws takes place across the United States. The President is likely to be under enormous pressure to start making gun law reforms, but not only state condolences and shock at what has transpired during the most recent firearm massacre, at Newtown, Connecticut. One of the facets of gun law reform would be to police and ban any sort of private advertising and sale of weapons. This is likely to be hard to enforce, but there may be ways and means of putting strategies in place to avoid just anybody and everybody from to be able to purchase guns without testing their authenticity as a responsible owner. The capacity to make constructive changes to gun law reform is currently in the hands of the President of the United States and those that genuinely believe that enough is really enough!